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House of Cards and Philosophy: Underwood's Republic (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)
House of Cards and Philosophy: Underwood's Republic (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)

Is Democracy overrated?

Does power corrupt? Or do corrupt people seek power?

Do corporate puppet masters pull politicians’ strings?

Why does Frank talk to the camera?

Can politics deliver on the promise of justice?

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Issues and Trends in Technology and Human Interaction (Advances in Technology and Human Interaction)
Issues and Trends in Technology and Human Interaction (Advances in Technology and Human Interaction)
purposes of humans. It often has unintended and unexpected effects on humans and can be used for purposes other than originally planned. While technology cannot exist without humans, one can equally well argue that humans cannot exist without technology. This relationship touches on many fundamental questions of anthropology, ontology, and...
The Savage: A Novel
The Savage: A Novel

In the raucous and action-packed follow-up to Donnybrook, mayhem is still the order of the day―only more so

The dollar has failed; the grid is wiped out. Walmarts are looted and homes are abandoned as common folk flee and bloodthirsty militias fight for power. In a twenty-first century America gone haywire,...

PC Interfacing and Data Acquisition: Techniques for Measurement, Instrumentation and Control.
PC Interfacing and Data Acquisition: Techniques for Measurement, Instrumentation and Control.
Until fairly recently most scientific data-gathering systems and industrial control procedures were based on electromechanical devices such as chart recorders and analogue gauges. The capability to process and analyse data was rather limited (and in some cases error prone) unless one had access to a minicomputer or mainframe. Today, that situation...
Efficiency Instead of Justice?: Searching for the Philosophical Foundations of the Economic Analysis of Law (Law and Philosophy Library)
Efficiency Instead of Justice?: Searching for the Philosophical Foundations of the Economic Analysis of Law (Law and Philosophy Library)

Economic analysis of law is an interesting and challenging attempt to employ the concepts and reasoning methods of modern economic theory so as to gain a deeper understanding of legal problems. According to Richard A. Posner it is the role of the law to encourage market competition and, where the market fails because transaction costs are too...

The Evolution Deceit
The Evolution Deceit
For some people the theory of evolution or Darwinism has only scientific connotations, with seemingly no direct implication in their daily lives. This is, of course, a common misunderstanding. Far beyond just being an issue within the framework of the biological sciences, the theory of evolution constitutes the underpinning of a deceptive...
Is Human Nature Obsolete?: Genetics, Bioengineering, and the Future of the Human Condition
Is Human Nature Obsolete?: Genetics, Bioengineering, and the Future of the Human Condition
"Modifying ourselves through molecular biology is a humanitarian utopia to some, an imminent nightmare to others. But to all, the prospect should be a challenge because it touches on so many basic and unresolved questions. This excellent, probing collection of papers -- spanning philosophy, history, social science, and theology -- will be...
The Development of Ethics, Volume 3: From Kant to Rawls
The Development of Ethics, Volume 3: From Kant to Rawls

This book is a selective historical and critical study of moral philosophy in the Socratic tradition, with special attention to Aristotelian naturalism. It discusses the main topics of moral philosophy as they have developed historically, including: the human good, human nature, justice, friendship, and morality; the methods of moral inquiry;...

Tragic Design: The Impact of Bad Product Design and How to Fix It
Tragic Design: The Impact of Bad Product Design and How to Fix It

Bad design is everywhere, and its cost is much higher than we think. In this thought-provoking book, authors Jonathan Shariat and Cynthia Savard Saucier explain how poorly designed products can anger, sadden, exclude, and even kill people who use them. The designers responsible certainly didn’t intend harm, so what can you do...

Oxford Textbook of Philosophy of Psychiatry (International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry)
Oxford Textbook of Philosophy of Psychiatry (International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry)
The publication of the Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry marks a step forward in the practical interaction between philosophy and medicine, especially psychiatric medicine. Through the growth of teaching in Bioethics (as well as of research and publication), the overlap between philosophical...
The ThoughtWorks Anthology, Volume 2: More Essays on Software Technology and Innovation
The ThoughtWorks Anthology, Volume 2: More Essays on Software Technology and Innovation

While many companies are primarily defined by a business model, Thought- Works is primarily defined by a social model. We define three pillars to measure success in our business and to influence our business decisions.

• Run a sustainable business.

• Champion software excellence, and...

Trust and Legitimacy in Criminal Justice: European Perspectives
Trust and Legitimacy in Criminal Justice: European Perspectives

The book explores police legitimacy and crime control, with a focus on the European region. Using comparative case studies, the contributions to this timely volume examine the effects of a transition to democracy on policing, public attitudes towards police legitimacy, and the ways in which perceptions of police legitimacy relate to...

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